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In Chicks Dig Gaming, editors Jennifer Brozek (Apocalypse Ink Productions), Robert Smith? (Who is the Doctor?) and Lars Pearson (editor-in-chief, the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig series) bring together essays by nearly three dozen female writers to celebrate the gaming medium and its creators, and to examine the characters and series that they love.
Catherynne M. Valente (The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, Indistinguishable from Magic) examines Super Mario Bros. through the lens of Samsara, the Wheel of Birth and Rebirth; Seanan McGuire (the October Daye series) details how gaming taught her math; G. Willow Wilson (Alif the Unseen) comes to terms with World of Warcraft; and Rosemary Jones (Forgotten Realms) celebrates world traveler Nellie Bly and the board game she inspired.
Other contributors include Emily Care Boss (Gaming as Women), Jen J. Dixon (The Walking Eye), Racheline Maltese (The Book of Harry Potter Triffles), Mary Anne Mohanraj (Bodies in Motion), L.M. Myles (Chicks Unravel Time), Jody Lynn Nye (the MythAdventures series), and E. Lily Yu (The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees).
|Publisher:||Mad Norwegian Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Seanan McGuire has been gaming since middle school, when she first discovered the Fighting Fantasy books at a library book sale. She went on to dabble in many systems before embracing Champions (because math) and White Wolf (because the Order of Hermes). She can still recite the Code of Hermes, which is occasionally disturbing. Seanan is the author of multiple series, under both her own name and the name Mira Grant.
Racheline Maltese is a performer and storyteller focused on themes of sex, gender, desire and mourning. Her training includes a journalism degree from The George Washington University, as well as acting and directing coursework at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School (New York City) and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney, Australia). She wrote The Book of Harry Potter Trifles, Trivias and Particularities (Sterling and Ross, 2007).
Lars Pearson has served as editor-in-chief and publisher of Mad Norwegian Press since 2001, overseeing such works as the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig... essay book series and the (to date) seven-volume About Time series, a seminal work on Doctor Who. With Lance Parkin, he co-writes the definitive Doctor Who timeline Ahistory (now 30,000 words bigger than War and Peace). For three years, he was a staff editor at Wizard Entertainment, working on such magazines as InQuest Gamer, ToyFare and Wizard.
Robert Smith is the author of Who's 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die, the IPPY Award-winning Who is the Doctor and Modelling Disease Ecology with Mathematics (see if you can spot the odd one out). He's also editor extraordinaire of Outside In: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers, Braaaiiinnnsss!: From Academics to Zombies and two volumes of Time, Unincorporated, all of which have brought a multitude of new voices into the conversation.